Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.
Visit Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading and check out her pick for the week as well.
This week, I’m featuring Patricia Gaffney.
To Have and To Hold, first published in 1995
Suave, cynical, and too handsome for his own good, Sebastian Verlaine never expects to become a magistrate judging the petty crimes of his tenants and neighbors. Nor can the new Viscount D’Aubrey foresee that, when a fallen woman appears before him, he’ll find himself beguiled against all reason to alter her terrible fate….
Rachel Wade has served time in prison for her husband’s violent death, but she soon discovers that freedom has its own price. For no one will offer her a second chance but a jaded viscount who needs a housekeeper. Scorned by the townspeople of Wyckerley as D’Aubrey’s mistress, tempted beyond her will by the devilish lord, Rachel risks all she had to claim a life of her own…and a love that will last for all time.
Visit Patricia Gaffney’s Website to learn more about her books.
This is the first time I’m featuring a book that I haven’t read yet but has intrigued me for quite some time now because of the mixed reviews and feedback that I’m reading about it. There are some serious issues about morals and conscience and the question of whether the author has made the hero too irredeemable. But I did read a beautiful review about it by AnimeJune @ Gossamer Obsessions and even though there are issues that initially turned me off, I’m willing to give this one a try and see for myself how I would feel about it.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts about it? I’d love to hear from you guys.
Check out fellow TBT: HR edition participants for their picks for the week.